Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
August 1, 2003
Albany- At nine-weeks old, Brenna Breman is getting some of her first immunizations.
It hurts, but it's neccessary.
Pediatricans, like Dr. Stacy Evans, have spent most of the week doing physicals and giving vaccinations to children heading back to school.
"To make sure they're protected against a lot of the common diseases that we now have adequate vaccines for, to prevent them from getting it," Evans said.
The CDC says, more people across the country, including Georgia, are immunizing their children every year with vaccines to help them fight off disease.
"There are still those you have to dig up and hunt for them to come in, but I would say most of our counties run between 95 percent and 100 percent on vaccinations," said Charlotte Law, director of the Terrell County Health Department.
Getting that many people immunized has been a group effort.
"I think everybody's working together now, your pediatricians, the Health Department, and your schools," Law said.
But it's still important for parents to know they must get all the shots to be safe. "In order to protect 100 percent or almost 100 percent, you need to make sure they get all doses that are required," Evans said.
So maybe not today, but one day, Brenna will be glad she had them.